The Macquarie University in Australia invites applications for the  Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) open to exceptional research students enrolled in research priority areas aligned with the University’s Strategic Research Framework.

The Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) scheme is a Doctoral (PhD) scholarship program that aims to support exceptional research students enrolled in research priority areas aligned with the University’s Strategic Research Framework 2015 to 2024 World – Leading Research with World – Changing Impact, as well as the
broader University.

Macquarie also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research (MRes) candidates. They must be applying for an ‘MRes/PhD 1+3 bundle’ (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3 year PhD) through this competitive IRTP round.
Successful candidates will be awarded a provisional PhD offer, and they will be considered for a 3 year PhD scholarship on a competitive basis upon successful completion of MRes Year 2.

Worth of Award

Successful iRTP candidates will receive:

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually, 2020 rate $28,092 p.a.)
  • Travel Concession (applied to local transport OPAL Card)

Successful iMQRES candidates will receive

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually, 2020 rate $28,092 p.a.)

Eligibility

Awards will only be available to applicants meeting the Eligibility and Selection Criteria who:

  • are citizens of countries other than Australia/New Zealand, and not Australian Permanent Residents
  • have already completed or expect to complete a research Masters degree in 2020
  • are enrolling as full-time students
  • will undertake a Masters of Philosophy or Doctorate in 2021
  • intend to reside in Sydney, Australia during their award tenure, unless on approved overseas research leave.

Award-holders may:

  • be in receipt of minor awards, allowances or other earnings which are supplementary to an iRTP or iMQRES, or derived from part-time work undertaken within the guidelines set by the relevant scholarship conditions
  • receive stipend top-up funding from industry or other sources to a maximum equivalent of 75% of the basic Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate
  • be in receipt of additional funds for fieldwork, equipment and other such expenses not covered by the award.

How to Apply

For new* applicants, the Higher Degree Research Office at Macquarie University uses a single online application to apply for both candidature and scholarship. The application process is as follows for new* applicants:

  • Go to the How to Apply Entry Requirements webpage and follow the steps to complete an application. This includes uploading electronic original or certified copies of:
  • Academic transcripts and Degree testamur/graduation certificate confirming eligibility for the award. An official English translation must be included if documents are not in English
  • The qualification’s grading scale
  • A certified copy of your proof of identity, such as personal details page(s) of your passport
  • An original or certified copy of documents providing evidence of any name change (if applicable)
  • Evidence of meeting the English language proficiency requirements
  • A research proposal outline with reference list (general guidelines are provided on the How to Apply

Deadline: applications close July 31, 2020

 

Click here for more details and to apply

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